Oli for national consensus govt under his leadership

Kathmandu, June 8: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli Tuesday underlined the need for national consensus government in order to implement the constitution and give momentum to the reconstruction drive.

PM Oli also disclosed the efforts were underway to form such a government under his leadership.

Prim Minister Oli made this remark while talking to media persons at Nepalgunj Airport.

He arrived here on his way to Surkhet where he was scheduled to attend the Senate meeting of Mid-Western University, Birendranagar.

“The cross-party deliberations are going on to forge consensus. The efforts are in the direction of forming the consensus government under my leadership to enforce the new constitution,” he said.

The PM made it clear that the present coalition government should be permitted to work until the next parliamentary election is held.

Asked about the protest of opposition parties, Oli said, “In Loktantra, it is normal for the opposition to criticize the government. It is not unnatural to hear the voices of remonstration in the society with pluralism, multiparty democracy and competitive system.”

He said that the constitution had ensured the rights of opposition and honour disagreement. “We are talking about the exigency of the nation. If we move ahead with national consensus, this will be good for the country.”

Oli said that it would not be strange if the opposition said that consensus government was impossible or such government did not last long. “However, situation might be different after the opposition joins the government.”

“But, the opposition should abide by democratic norms while slamming the government. Criticism should be constructive and government should be judged on the basis of its pros and cons,” he added.

The PM was accompanied by Nepali Congress leader Purna Bahadur Khadka, Minister for Education Giriraj Mani Pokharel and other two state ministers- Bal Bahadur Mahat and Kunit Shahi.

Meanwhile, RSS adds from Surkhet, Prime Minister Oli has said the government would not allow budget crunch for the projects of national development.

PM Oli said this while laying a foundation stone for the building of the Mid-Western University here Tuesday. Also the Chancellor of the Mid-Western University, PM Oli the university should be developed as a model university garnering accolade from the country and abroad.

On the occasion, the PM shared various efforts the government was making for the development of the region as blacktopping of the road linked to the university, developing Bheri-Babai diversion as the place for tourism, establishing airport, medical college and industries.

According to him, the government would not change until the election of the local bodies and of the House of Representatives. “I’m the Prime not only for official job, but for the development of the country,” he added.

On the occasion, Minister for Education, Giriraj Mani Pokhrel, said it was the sheer influence of politics in the education sector ruining the quality.

Following the foundation laying programme, PM Oli handed over a cheque of Rs 50 million to the university, and honoured various persons and organization helping for the establishment of the university.

PM Oli also inaugurated a building constructed for the regional hospital at Surkhet.
During the programme, the hospital development committee submitted a memorandum to the PM.

The PM assured the committee that he was positive on its genuine demands.



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